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  • Manufacturer: Panerai
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: PAM00579
    Movement No: 012'123
    Case No: BB1661981
    Model Name: Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante Left-handed 8 Days Titanio
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Mechanical, P.2004/9, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Panerai leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Panerai buckle
    Dimensions: 47 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 119/300
    Accessories: With Panerai Guarantee Certificate dated 27 January 2015, Certificate confirming the present watch is numbered 119 of a limited edition of 300 pieces, instruction manual, watch tools, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Italian navy commandos were required to wear several instruments on their hand during combat, such as a wristwatch with luminous hands to keep time and plan attacks. For convenience, some commandos preferred to wear their watch on their right wrist. As a result, Panerai specially created a watch with the winding crown on the left side to address these practical needs. The present watch is numbered 119 of a limited edition of 300 pieces only.

  • Artist Biography


    Italian • 1860

    Known for its robust designs and large case sizes, Officine Panerai was established in 1860 by Giovanni Panerai in Florence, Italy. Around 1900, Giovanni's grandson Guido Panerai took over, and Panerai became the supplier to the Regia Marina — the Royal Italian Navy. After supplying the navy with high-precision instruments for a number of years, Officine Panerai created Radiomir, a radium-based powder that gives luminosity to the dials of sighting instruments and devices. By 1936, the Royal Italian Navy approached Panerai again with the request to design a watch resistant to extreme underwater conditions. The watch they created became known as the "Radiomir".

    Panerai's watches made during the early twentieth century era were comprised of cases designed and manufactured by Rolex SA, with Cortébert, a Swiss manufacturer, supplying the majority of their movements. The most recognizable designs from the firm are the Radiomir and Luminor. To date, vintage models from the first half of the 1900s, such as the reference 3646 and 6152 models, remain the most desirable among collectors.

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Ref. PAM00579
A rare titanium limited edition cushion-shaped left-handed single-button chronograph wristwatch with 8 day power reserve

47 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 119/300

HK$60,000 - 80,000 

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